MX 14.3


The beamline BL 14.3 is a fixed energy beamline for macromolecular crystallography. This beamline can perform X-ray diffraction experiments of very small crystals down to 15 micrometers. This beamline has special equipment to perform X-ray diffraction experiments under controlled variation of crystal hydration. Please find in the table below the characteristic of beamline 14.3.

Station data
Temperature range 100 - 293 K
Pressure range ambient
More details MX-14-3
Beamline data
Segment L14
Location (Pillar) 15.2
Source 7T-WLS-2 (Wavelength Shifter)
Monochromator CCM Si(111)
Energy range 13.87 keV
Energy resolution 5 eV
Flux 0.4·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)
Polarisation horizontal
Divergence horizontal 3 mrad
Divergence vertical 0.35 mrad
Focus size (hor. x vert.) 200 μm ∅
150 μm ∅
100 μm ∅
70 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
User endstation 2D-Detector: MAR Mosaic CCD
Microdiffractometer MD2-S
Distance Focus/last valve 300 mm
Height Focus/floor level 1400 mm
Beam availability 24h/d
Phone +49 30 8062 13432

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BL14.3 supports the following experimental techniques:

  • De novo structure solution using SAD
  • Crystal screening
  • High resolution diffraction experiments
  • Controlled crystal dehydration using the HC-Lab humidity controller
  • in situ-crystal plate screening